Global Issues Anti-AIDS efforts make big gains in stopping child infections (+video)

The infection of 1.1 million children was averted between 2005 and 2013 through treatment of their HIV-carrying mothers, according to a new UNICEF report. The vast majority of the gains came in sub-Saharan Africa, where 24.7 million live with the virus.

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The number of HIV infections among children declined more than 50 percent between 2005 and 2013, a welcomed milestone as the world marks the 26th World AIDS Day on Monday.